Exploring Plurealities #Webinars – Dragana Alifrevic

EXPLORING PLUREALITIES #Webinars: Navigating Challenges and Shaping the Future in Contemporary Dance 

Curatorial Work, Production, and Promotion

Dragana Alfirević is  a cultural worker in the field of contemporary performing arts. She studied Art History in  Belgrade, and program BODY UNLIMITED at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. She is co-founder of the Balkan Dance Network and Nomad Dance Academy (NDA), a regional tool for communication, education and artistic exchange. Dragana is co-founder of STATION, Service for Contemporary Dance in Belgrade and coordinator and producer of NDA Slovenia.  She co-curates  CoFestival in Ljubljana (www.cofestival.si).

Dragana has authored and co-authored 15 evening length performances and a dozen short choreographies and she is regularly choreographing for theatre performances. She teaches, makes performances, writes, curates festivals, and produces art events in the space between praxis, theory, and activism. In the field of collaborative practices, she is interested in new ways of communication and organization that derive from the needs of the doing.

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This Webinar was part of the EXPLORING PLUREALITIES project

About EXPLORING PLUREALITIES:

By implementing transdisciplinary activities in the field of contemporary performing and visual arts, the EXPLORING PLUREALITIES project aims to develop the audience and support contemporary art creators in Romania, in partnership with Norwegian artist Mette Edvardsen and in cooperation with Romanian and international artists and professionals. Creating a favorable framework for the development of art, through opportunities for professional evolution – job shadowing and mentoring, the project implemented by the 4Culture Association proposes a progressive approach, based on analysis and prospecting of innovative directions, by identifying and assuming hybrid artistic formats.

4Culture projects have a European dimension, the potential to multiply the results and a large public exposure. Through the PERSPECTIVES IN MOTION activity within the EXPLORING PLUREALITIES project, we propose two symposia and a digital platform, which will enable the resources of 4Culture and its partners and will ensure a dissemination of productions made for new audiences for contemporary performing arts – dance, performance, and visual arts (installations, new media projects and digital art).

Amount of non-reimbursable financing (85% EEA Grant and 15% national budget): 963,612 lei (195,288.49 euros)

Duration: 31 months

www.exploringplurealities.com

www.4culture.ro

www.metteedvardsen.be

Project financed by the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program.

EEA grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and strengthening bilateral relations between donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltic States.

The three donor countries are cooperating closely with the EU through the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. The donors have provided € 3.3 billion through the consecutive grant scheme between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, EEA grants amount to € 1.55 billion. More information on: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro

RO-CULTURE is implemented by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit and has as general objective the consolidation of economic and social development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The budget of the Program is approximately 34 million euros. More details are available on www.ro-cultura.ro

Project promoter: ASOCIATIA 4 CULTURE

Project partner: METTE EDVARDSEN (Norway)

Partners of the Symposium EXPLORING PLUREALITIES #1: Cărturești Verona, WASP Working Art Space and Production.

Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Revista Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă